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4th of July Alumni Networking Drink! End of the Academic Year Party with SHULA! July 4, 2019

4TH OF JULY ALUMNI NETWORKING DRINK

REGISTER TODAY

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 3, 2019

4TH OF JULY ALUMNI NETWORKING DRINK
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

The 4th of July is one of the best-loved traditional celebration days in the U.S. where people gather together with friends, family and neighbors to celebrate American Independence Day—a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

It’s a day when Americans love to let their hair down, relax and have some fun.

This year, the Jack Welch College of Business and the SHU Luxembourg Alumni Association bring together our fellow American university alumni associations, the Cornell Club of Luxembourg, the Harvard Club of Luxembourg and the Thunderbird Graduate School for International Management Luxembourg Alumni Chapter, to proudly celebrate the 4th of July at the world’s first Conversion Hub! Foundry is a totally unique environment, community and working space in the heart of Luxembourg City. We could not wish for a more appropriate venue to connect the American university community!

The #4thofSHUly celebrations come at the perfect time for JWCOB students!

As the 2018-2019 Academic Year draws to an end, the SHU Luxembourg Alumni Association hope to congratulate all the hard work, dedication and achievements of our students and alumni, by kicking off your summer with the 4th of July Alumni Networking Drink (End of the 2018-2019 Academic Year Party!)

Joining us for the evening we have a special guest, representing the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, Daniel Pattarini!

This event is open to alumni, current students, faculty and friends. Registration is Mandatory.

Fees:

  • FREE ENTRY: There is NO charge for SHULA alumni/members, Cornell Club of Luxembourg alumni/members, Harvard Club of Luxembourg alumni/members, Thunderbird Luxembourg Chapter alumni/members, current Jack Welch College of Business students, or Jack Welch College of Business faculty.
  • PAID ENTRY: The Alumni Association requests a small donation of €10 from outside participants or guests of alumni, students and faculty for this networking event.
  • €10 can be paid upon registration, or in cash upon entry so friends/co-workers will be able to join and take advantage of the complimentary food and drinks offered by Jack Welch College of Business and the Alumni Association.
  • REGISTRATION: Please have your guests, friends, or co-workers register here or at: http://www.shu.lu/alumnievents.
  • REFUND POLICY: 7 days-Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

Food: Finger Food offered by the SHU Alumni Association & Jack Welch College of Business
Drinks: Complimentary drinks from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm offered by the SHU Alumni Association & Jack Welch College of Business

Take the opportunity to celebrate our #4thofSHUly and spend your evening networking and connecting with students, alumni and friends in a relaxed environment!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration is Mandatory.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 3, 2019

Space may be limited so RSVP, be sure to save your spot today!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PARKING
Kindly note that there are NO PARKING facilities at the venue.
Parking may be found on surrounding streets, but the best way to reach us is by public transport or walking from the city center. However, if you arrive by car you can leave it at the P+R Bouillon and take the bus 17 (stop: Hollerich, Heentze Park) to arrive at the Foundry.

BUS CONNECTIONS
Bus Line: 17
Bus Stop: Heentze Park

QUESTIONS?
For any inquiries regarding your registration please contact:
Email: alewis@shu.lu or jdhillon@shu.lu
Call: +352 22 76 13 – 33

FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
YES
Please print your ticket from the order confirmation email or pull it up in the Eventbrite app on your mobile device to make sure you’re ready to attend.

Check-in Opens at 18h00. Your QR-Code will be scanned. The QR-code is allowing only one entry per scan.

Can I update my registration information?
YES

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
NO
Please submit one registration form per guest. Each ticket is personal and non-transferable.
It must be presented upon arrival.

Kind support for this conference provided by:

Participants are hereby informed that they are likely to appear on photographs taken at the event. These are intended to be published in print and/or digital media published by Sacred Heart University Luxembourg and/or our event partners.

4th of July Alumni Networking Drink! End of the Academic Year Party with SHULA! July 4, 2019

Kindly note that there are NO PARKING facilities at the venue.
Parking can be found on surrounding streets.

Connect & Share!

PAST ALUMNI EVENTS

The Sacred Heart University Luxembourg Alumni Association exists to serve alumni, friends and graduates of the Jack Welch College of Business Luxembourg by providing opportunities to network and giving graduates a community to help shape career paths and bring a bit of their Alma mater wherever they go.

The Alumni Association is a great way to network, which is why students are always welcome to join any SHULA events. If you want to spend an evening networking and connecting with alumni, students, faculty and friends in a relaxed environment

REGISTER HERE: www.shu.lu/alumnievents/

We run alumni events through out the year, so please check back regularly for updates!

SHU Alumni Networking Drink: H-ALUM-ween Party with SHULA! October 31, 2018

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

KINDLY RESPOND BY OCT 28, 2018

Eventbrite - HALUMween With SHULux

Calling all Monsters, Ghosts, Witches and Ghouls, your SHULA invite you to eat, drink and dance like fools. In honor of all your hard work and continued dedication to our SHU community we hope that you will kindly accept our invitation to the first SHU H-ALUM-ween Party!

Please join us if you want to spend an evening networking and connecting with students, alumni and friends in a relaxed environment! And don’t forget to dress to scare!

This event is open to all alumni, current students, faculty and friends. Registration is Mandatory.

Food: Finger food offered by the Alumni Association & SHU
Drinks: Complimentary drinks from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm offered by the Alumni Association & SHU

We look forward to seeing you there!

SHU Alumni Networking Drink: End of the Academic Year Party with SHULA!
July 5, 2018

That’s a wrap! On July 5, 2018 the SHULA hosted the End of the 2017-2018 Academic Year Party to celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of the SHU Luxembourg students!

This event was open to all alumni, current students, faculty and friends. Registration is Mandatory.

Food: Finger food was offered by the Alumni Association & SHU
Drinks: Complimentary drinks were offered from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm the Alumni Association & SHU

SHU Alumni Exclusive Event: Luxembourg Stock Exchange June 14, 2018

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is the leading exchange for international securities and  the first stock exchange in the world to introduce a platform exclusively for green securities.

The SHU Luxembourg Alumni Association organized an exclusive behind the scenes presentation of the LuxSE with none other than Maurice Bauer, Secretary General of the LuxSE.

This event was open to all alumni, current students and faculty. Registration was Mandatory.

The visit was followed by a Networking Cocktail courtesy of the LuxSE.

BUILD YOUR CAREER

JUNE 6 at 6:30 p.m.

FIRESIDE CHAT + Q&A + NETWORKING COCKTAIL
with

JAMES MONNAT

CEO of Mason Bower & Foundry
SHU Alumnus – Class of 2014

This event is open to the public. Registration is Mandatory.

On Thursday June 6, 2019, The Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg in collaboration with Foundry presents:

Build Your Career: Success Starts at Foundry
A conversation and discussion SHU Alumnus James Monnat

Our host James Monnat, MBA is spearheading the start-up eco-system across Luxembourg, offering local entrepreneurs a space that goes beyond the services incubators currently offer. James Monnat, MBA, CEO of MasonBower and founder of Foundry Luxembourg offers a space for collaboration, a space where starts-up can grow and nurture each other by collaborating to fill the gaps in their businesses.

Join James Monnat, MBA for a fireside chat about his journey so far and the fundamental tools required for success in the fast paced world of business. The session will be followed conversation with Prof. Marcus Müller Ph.D., about the fundamentals for successful management. The session with be followed by a Q&A session with both James Monnat, MBA and Prof. Marcus Müller Ph.D., Professor of Management at the Jack Welch College of Business and networking cocktail.

Foundry is a unique community, working space and business support program in the heart of Luxembourg. A place where people with ideas work alongside those who can make them happen. The Foundry community of businesses and creatives all work together under the same roof to convert ideas into operational businesses, forming an ecosystem for innovation.

Foundry is also a program combining MasonBower expertise with all complementary services from Luxembourg and Europe needed to convert an idea into an operational business. We will bring together all the necessary business and creative resources against a rigorous go-to-market process.

Ideas submitted for the Foundry Program are selected by the Foundry Committee based on the respective business case. The Committee consists of experts from different areas of the Luxembourg ecosystem: financing, private and public support, operations and market strategy. Once the idea is accepted into the program, MasonBower will work together with the idea owners to make their ambitions happen, tapping into the rich pool of resources, connections and talent that Luxembourg has to offer to make them real.

Through the Foundry Program, MasonBower can help turn dreams into reality by bringing the most amazing ideas out where they should be: in the market.

At the Jack Welch College of Business, we share Foundry’s dedication to promoting the understanding and appreciation of the constructive expression of ideas.

We believe that inquiry, pursuing knowledge, and intelligent reflection—both inside and outside the classroom—create greater opportunities and choices.

We challenge students to be fearless in their curiosity and courageous in their creativity and drive, both professionally and personally.

We are passionate about the role we play in helping our students and alumni to reveal their true potential. The discovery of individuals talents, abilities, strengths, character, and dreams is the most valuable outcome we strive for as educators and mentors.

Spaces to this event are very limited, so please be mindful and cancel tickets if you are unable to attend.

18:00 – Event Check-in Opens

18:30 – Fireside Chat with James Monnat
James Monnat, MBA
CEO MasonBower, Founder of Foundry and SHU Alumni

WHEN TO GROWN & DEVELOP YOUR CAREER OR BUSINESS?
WHAT ARE THE BUILDING-BLOCKS OF SUCCESS?
WHERE WILL ACHIEVEMENT LEAD YOU?
WHO CAN HELP BRIDGE THE GAP?
HOW CAN FOUNDRY ASSIST YOU?

19:15 – Fundamentals of Successful Management
Marcus Müller, Ph.D., MBA
Professor of Management, Jack Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg

BUILDING YOUR ROAD-MAP TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PLAN

19:30 – Question & Answer

19:45 – Networking Cocktail

This event is open to the public. Registration is Mandatory.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PARKING
Kindly note that there is NO PARKING facilities at the venue.
Parking can be found on surrounding streets.

BUS CONNECTIONS
Bus Line: 17
Bus Stop: Heentze Park

QUESTIONS?
For any inquiries regarding your registration please contact:
Email: alewis@shu.lu or jdhillon@shu.lu
Call: +352 22 76 13 – 33

FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
YES
Please print your ticket from the order confirmation email or pull it up in the Eventbrite app on your mobile device to make sure you’re ready to attend.

Conference Check-in Opens at 18h00. Your QR-Code will be scanned. The QR-code is allowing only one entry per scan.

Can I update my registration information?
YES

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
NO
Please submit one registration form per guest.

http://www.shu.lu/conferenceregistration/

REGISTER NOW: www.shu.lu/conferenceregistration/

Kindly note that there are NO PARKING facilities at the venue.
Parking can be found on surrounding streets.

 

4th of July Alumni Networking Drink! End of the Academic Year Party with SHULA! July 4, 2019

ALUMNI EVENTS

REGISTER TODAY

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 3, 2019

4TH OF JULY ALUMNI NETWORKING DRINK
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

The 4th of July is one of the best-loved traditional celebration days in the U.S. where people gather together with friends, family and neighbors to celebrate American Independence Day—a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

It’s a day when Americans love to let their hair down, relax and have some fun.

This year, the Jack Welch College of Business and the SHU Luxembourg Alumni Association bring together our fellow American university alumni associations, the Cornell Club of Luxembourg, the Harvard Club of Luxembourg and the Thunderbird Graduate School for International Management Luxembourg Alumni Chapter, to proudly celebrate the 4th of July at the world’s first Conversion Hub! Foundry is a totally unique environment, community and working space in the heart of Luxembourg City. We could not wish for a more appropriate venue to connect the American university community!

The #4thofSHUly celebrations come at the perfect time for JWCOB students!

As the 2018-2019 Academic Year draws to an end, the SHU Luxembourg Alumni Association hope to congratulate all the hard work, dedication and achievements of our students and alumni, by kicking off your summer with the 4th of July Alumni Networking Drink (End of the 2018-2019 Academic Year Party!)

Joining us for the evening we have a special guest, representing the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, Daniel Pattarini!

This event is open to alumni, current students, faculty and friends. Registration is Mandatory.

Fees:

  • FREE ENTRY: There is NO charge for SHULA alumni/members, Cornell Club of Luxembourg alumni/members, Harvard Club of Luxembourg alumni/members, Thunderbird Luxembourg Chapter alumni/members, current Jack Welch College of Business students, or Jack Welch College of Business faculty.
  • PAID ENTRY: The Alumni Association requests a small donation of €10 from outside participants or guests of alumni, students and faculty for this networking event.
  • €10 can be paid upon registration, or in cash upon entry so friends/co-workers will be able to join and take advantage of the complimentary food and drinks offered by Jack Welch College of Business and the Alumni Association.
  • REGISTRATION: Please have your guests, friends, or co-workers register here or at: http://www.shu.lu/alumnievents.
  • REFUND POLICY: 7 days-Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

Food: Finger Food offered by the SHU Alumni Association & Jack Welch College of Business
Drinks: Complimentary drinks from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm offered by the SHU Alumni Association & Jack Welch College of Business

Take the opportunity to celebrate our #4thofSHUly and spend your evening networking and connecting with students, alumni and friends in a relaxed environment!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration is Mandatory.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 3, 2019

Space may be limited so RSVP, be sure to save your spot today!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PARKING
Kindly note that there are NO PARKING facilities at the venue.
Parking may be found on surrounding streets, but the best way to reach us is by public transport or walking from the city center. However, if you arrive by car you can leave it at the P+R Bouillon and take the bus 17 (stop: Hollerich, Heentze Park) to arrive at the Foundry.

BUS CONNECTIONS
Bus Line: 17
Bus Stop: Heentze Park

QUESTIONS?
For any inquiries regarding your registration please contact:
Email: alewis@shu.lu or jdhillon@shu.lu
Call: +352 22 76 13 – 33

FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
YES
Please print your ticket from the order confirmation email or pull it up in the Eventbrite app on your mobile device to make sure you’re ready to attend.

Check-in Opens at 18h00. Your QR-Code will be scanned. The QR-code is allowing only one entry per scan.

Can I update my registration information?
YES

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
NO
Please submit one registration form per guest. Each ticket is personal and non-transferable.
It must be presented upon arrival.

Kind support for this conference provided by:

Participants are hereby informed that they are likely to appear on photographs taken at the event. These are intended to be published in print and/or digital media published by Sacred Heart University Luxembourg and/or our event partners.

4th of July Alumni Networking Drink! End of the Academic Year Party with SHULA! July 4, 2019

Kindly note that there are NO PARKING facilities at the venue.
Parking can be found on surrounding streets.

Connect & Share!

ALUMNI EVENTS

The Sacred Heart University Luxembourg Alumni Association exists to serve alumni, friends and graduates of the Jack Welch College of Business Luxembourg by providing opportunities to network and giving graduates a community to help shape career paths and bring a bit of their Alma mater wherever they go.

The Alumni Association is a great way to network, which is why students are always welcome to join any SHULA events. If you want to spend an evening networking and connecting with alumni, students, faculty and friends in a relaxed environment, please register for any of the events on this page!

We run alumni events through out the year, so please check back regularly for updates!

Leading with Integrity

Leading with Integrity

Eros Sharma
Adjunct Instructor of Leadership
Jack Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University Luxembourg

Imagine you are a financial services firm entitled to charge your clients a certain commission specified in formal bank-client contractual documentation. However, no one in your financial services market charges that commission to clients. Clients can easily leave you for a competitor that charges 0 commissions on all transactions. Hence, it’s just not done or wise to do. However, quarterly commission targets need to be met. As a manager of your financial services firm meeting commission targets implies a substantial bonus in variable pay. Thus the manager applies the commission and gets the bonus. Has this manager led with integrity or acted on the desire to benefit personally?

As an Adjunct Instructor of Leadership at the Jack Welch College of Business in Luxembourg, I teach an MBA course titled “Leading and Influencing with Integrity.” It is our mission to embed integrity onto leaders. Integrity is a personal quality that encompasses behaviors demonstrative of strong ethics, moral principles, and values. As Donald Cressey suggested in 1951, for embezzlement to occur, the following three precursors must be present simultaneously: Perceived pressure from a non-shareable problem, perceived opportunity for trust violation, and finally rationalization which is the justification an individual may use to commit fraud. In its simplest form, if how you rationalize and make decisions is unethical due to your very personal view of what is right, wrong, and acceptable to do, then there is a chance you will exercise fraud or embezzlement leading to lack of leadership integrity. Maybe Carlos Ghosn can tell us how come he thought the Château de Versailles was making a gift of €50,000 to him on his wedding. The Château de Versailles of course had no intention to hand over such a gift and charged Renault directly Mr. Ghosn’s wedding expense. This went unnoticed until Renault investigated.

When we have examples of senior leaders exercising lack of integrity, this may have a direct impact on the behaviors and existence of the entire organization. How do we therefore prepare existing and future leaders to act with more integrity? Lack of leadership integrity leads to lack of trust amongst all stakeholder groups including investors, clients, and employees.

According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, the US dropped from the “Truster” category of nations in 2017 to the “Distruster” category in 2018 with a 23 point drop. Across NGOs, Business, Government, and Media sectors, trust isn’t being recovered. Out of these four sectors, the Government sector saw the largest decline in trust with a 14 point loss when compared to 2017 results. To make matters worse, the report highlights how 7 in 10 people worry about fake news being used as a weapon. To put it in other terms: “Who you’re going to trust?”  Well, good news, the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer mentions that CEOs are regaining credibility. Why are CEOs faring better in credibility?

According to a Strategy& PwC report on CEO success and ethics,

Boards of directors, institutional investors, governments and the media are holding chief executive officers to a far higher level of accountability for ethical lapses than in the past. Globally, CEO dismissals for ethical lapses increased from 3.9% of all successions in 2007-2011 to 5.3% in 2012-2016—a 36% increase.

This higher level of dismissals is not as a result of more unethical conduct but directly related to more accountability and oversight. Thus at this stage I ask, what is the future of leadership trust and integrity?
The Future of Trust and Integrity Report from the World Economic Forum clearly lays out a framework to act on the need to enhance trust and integrity. The report details actions to follow at the institutional, behavioral, and technological dimensions.

While new legal requirements at the institutional level can reinforce integrity, knowledge and institutional capacity to implement compliance changes will be important.

At the behavioral level, it is as important to reward compliant behavior as it is to call out bad practices. Think of this one in a country where bribery is normal and you don’t get things done unless you reward the corrupt ecosystem. How do you break this habit? Corporations, regulators, and educators such as universities should clearly lay out what is and isn’t acceptable and the respective consequences. It is as important to highlight cases of leaders following and complying with the rules as it is to call out cases where rules are not being followed. I find this to be a brilliant effort to change behaviors and to break icecaps of corruption.

Finally, e-governance, blockchain, open data, and big data analytics can certainly help with corruption and transparency. By making technology a trusted source of relevant data, corruption will have less of a chance to emerge due to the availability of the same information for all relevant stakeholders.

Leading with integrity is paramount to address the challenges society faces with financial crises, the political landscape, climate change, and societal movements led by younger generations. Jack Welch School of Business in Luxembourg has organized a “Leading with Integrity” conference and panel on March 13 in Luxembourg to discuss how we can lead with integrity in various settings. We are welcoming industry leaders from the private sector, from government, European institutions, international financial institutions, human resources directors, MBA alumni and the larger public to attend.

Registrations are being accepted through the following link containing panelist and logistical information.
www.shu.lu/conferenceregistration/

Eros Sharma, Adjunct Instructor of Leadership & Management, Jack Welch College of Business SHU Luxembourg
Eros Sharma, M.S.
Human Capital Services Consultant
Ashridge, UK.
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